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NEW Spring/Summer Sports

Spring Sport Sign Ups: November 1 – December 1

We are gearing up for our Winter season and invite all of our athletes and volunteers to SIGN UP TODAY!

    Step 1: Select your Sport

    • Browse the list of sports available below and take the next step in your Special Olympics journey.

    Step 2: Fill Out the Spring Sport Sign-up Form

    • Click the sport you want to participate in and fill out the sign-up form that pops up. 
    • Note to AthletesYou can sign up for more than one sport!

    IMPORTANT: Signing up does not guarantee participation. Participation is dependent on available volunteers. We will create a waiting list if rosters fill.

    Spring/Summer Sports Offered

    Athletics

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    Athletics was an event at the first Special Olympics International Games held in Chicago, Illinois in 1968. Athletics Training Season is usually from March to June.

    Athetics Resources

    Find an Athletics Training Site

    Basketball

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    Basketball was first contested in 1968 at the first Special Olympics Games in Chicago, Illinois. Basketball events combine both team and individual skills competitions. Basketball is a summer sport and training season is usually from January to June.

    Basketball Resources

    Find a Basketball Training Site

    Equestrian

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    At the 1987 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Indianapolis, Indiana, 38 athletes competed in the equestrian sports competition; one year later equestrian was added as an official Special Olympics sport. The training season is usually year round with a culminating event at Summer Games in June at Penn State University.

    Equestrian Resources

    Find an Equestrian Training Site

    Golf

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    Golf made its debut at the 1995 Special Olympics World Summer Games in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. The training season is usually beginning in March and, in PA, culminates at Summer Games in June at Penn State University.

    Golf Resources

    Find a Golf Training Site

    Gymnastics

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    Special Olympics Gymnastics was first included in 1972 as an official sport in the Third International Special Olympics World Summer Games, when 11 athletes competed in tumbling and free exercise routines. Gymnastics Training Season is usually year round with a culminating event for PA athletes at Summer Games in June at Penn State University.

    Gymnastics Resources

    Find a Gymnastics Training Site

    MATP

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    The Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program is designed for athletes who are unable to participate in official Special Olympics sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities. The Motor Activity Training Program is designed to prepare athletes — including those with severe or profound intellectual disability and significant physical disabilities — for sport-specific activities appropriate for their ability levels.

    MATP Resources

    Find a Training Site

    Roller Skating

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    Roller Skating was inaugurated at the 1987 Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Indiana, USA. The training season is usually year round with a culminating event at Fall Festival in November.

    Roller Skating Resources

    Find a Roller Skating Training Site

    Softball

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    Swimming

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    Swimming was an event at the first Special Olympics International Games held in Chicago, Illinois in 1968. Swimming Training Season is usually year round with a culminating event at Summer Games in June at Penn State University.

    Swimming Resources

    Find a Swimming Training Site